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Marine survey for boat insurance

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:07 pm
by Lucion
I attended the gathering at Hales Barr this past weekend and enjoyed it thoroughly. We met a lot of nice people and saw some amazing boats. I did however forget to ask a pertinent question that is of particular importance presently. I have gotten every sticker, tag, license and document that the state of Virginia has required but when I went to the insurance company for boat insurance they want a marine survey of the vessel. I asked the Va. Game and Fish to do it and they sent over a warden who looked over the boat and said he would get back to me. I finally called and was told that his survey was just to attest to the fact that it was homemade. So my question is who performs this function and what are we talking about in dollars? Also what exactly will they be surveying for?

Re: Marine survey for boat insurance

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:56 pm
by kens
I have looked into insurance from a couple different insrs companies.
It always came back to an 'agreed value' of the boat.
Hagerty is one company that comes to mind.
My home insurance will extend similar insurance or me.
You need to look into the 'agreed value' clause.

Re: Marine survey for boat insurance

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:22 pm
by hoodman
You might just have to call around a couple of different insurance companies until you find one that will cover it. State Farm covers my Geronimo. They didn't ask for a survey.

Re: Marine survey for boat insurance

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:21 am
by Roberta
State Farm insures my Torpedo with no issues.

Roberta

Re: Marine survey for boat insurance

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:22 am
by jamundsen
Haggerty insured mine up to $50000 with no survey. If you want more they want a survey.

Re: Marine survey for boat insurance

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:06 pm
by Lucion
Since I made this original post I made a lot of inquiries to insurance companies. I was trying to find insurance that didn't require a marine survey. The real shocker was that Geico, All State and Hagerty wouldn't insure a homemade boat period. I feel fortunate that State Farm will do it with a marine survey.

Re: Marine survey for boat insurance

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:18 pm
by curtgard
When you are talking to insurance agents/insurance companies, don't use the word homebuilt instead use the word custom built. Your best bet will be what ever company you insure your home and cars with. I had no trouble insuring my True Grit design without a survey. The underwriter with the insurance company actually read my build blog on the Glen-L site. This is the same company that insures our house and cars.

Cirt

Re: Marine survey for boat insurance

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:03 am
by jamundsen
My Monte Carlo is insured with Haggerty. No problem at all.

Re: Marine survey for boat insurance

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:50 am
by Butch Barto
We have Hagerty GOOD COMANY Gave us $50000 they paid with no question when a Jerk on a Seedo crashed through the side . I took her down to the Guys at Hugh Saint in Cape Coral did a great job . Then the garage fire that totaled he out we bought her back in the settelment. They kept coverage on her wile we were rebuilding. Got a Survay from a guy from Mobile Al who spent about hour and a half looking at everything took a lot of pitchers ,sent it to Hagerty now we have $80000 . I also have a 67 F100 street Rod Truck with them thank goodness no claims on it